I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I’m getting more boring every day… Might even make that the new subheader for the blog. It was 1500 days ago that I decided I should watch what I eat every day until I learn how to eat right and make habits I can use to maintain my weight for the rest of my life. Haven’t always done the right thing, but aside for a few exceptions in the first 2 years I’ve always tried to be as honest and thorough in my accounting as possible. To bring anyone up to speed who hasn’t heard the whole story of my waistline…
- I started to go off the rails and became unhealthy as a middle school kid.
- kept being chunk and trying to lose weight all through high school.
- ate terribly during college (cheeseburger sub n’ fries anyone?) but miraculously didn’t do too much damage to myself since I walked everywhere during those years. Also had a job stocking shelves which kept me active while illustrating to me the importance of finishing school so I didn’t have to lift boxes for the rest of my life…
- hit rock bottom and topped out at around 315 when I was 24 years old and the effects of my first desk job came to full bloom.
- dieted and exercised my way up and down through the high 200’s for 5 years.
- had my first real success at weight loss when I was 30 and started riding the bike on the trails every weekend and eating right for about a year. Clawed my way down to just over 200 (still have those journals) Not really sure about the numbers here. I used to do stupid stuff like sit in the sauna for half an hour before I weighed myself.
- came off the rails again when I started dating the lady I am now happily married to – gained back 65-70 pounds
- got back from our honeymoon and started writing down everything I eat in little books the next Monday
- day 0 – 271
- day 500 – 249.2 – loss of 21.8.
- day 1000 – 222.8 – loss of 26.4 more.
- day 1500 – 209.8 – loss of 13.0 more.
This last year has been a rough one for me. In October 2009 I thought to myself that if I pushed really hard I could finish off my first huge goal of 194.99 pounds in ’10. Bad news is that it backfired and I ended up performing even worse in ’10 than I did in ’09 and before. I ate over my limit to the point where I SHOULD have gained. Good news is I still lost a little. I’m not sure if this is because I rode more, or there are other variables in my diet and activity that I haven’t tracked as carefully. Maybe it was all those organic farmers market veggies this fall… Going to snap back a little more over the next few weeks, (touched 206.0 right before Thanksgiving) but I always relax a little around the holidays. Looking forward to a better 2011.
stack o’ books. Hey, what’d did you have for lunch June 3, 2008? PBJ sandwich.